Games and crafts to cure winter boredom blues.
Courtesy of Little Sapling Toys
Bowl without fear of gutter balls with a mini wooden set that you can put in action anywhere (a handy carrying case helps). The soft crochet ball is safe for little leaguers mastering their wind-ups.
Available at littlesaplingtoys.com, $32.
Ideas for Crafting with Kids
Courtesy of Paperpunk
You don't need scissors or glue for this mod take on origami. Fold colorful, sturdy paper into 3-D creations (snake, cat, birthday cake), add stickers, and say "hello" to your new playroom decoration.
Available at paperpunk.com, $19.
Courtesy of Moolka
They may not eat them, but they'll love playing with them. The card game of Sardines lures children to think logically by remembering the order of fish in a can (each finned friend has a different outfit to set him apart).
Available at moolka.com, $14.
Your Xs and Os are ready for prime time. An eye-catching wall decal lets you play the game in a major way. Its face is chalkboard so you compete, erase, and repeat.
Available at etsy.com, $25.
Monkey around with a fine-motor and math builder. Interlock swinging chimps while keeping balance between sides of the tree. One tumble and it's game over - until your tiny competitors squeal to play again.
Available at fatbraintoys.com, $22.
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